Ben took the newly-created position of Special Topics Correspondent at WXPR in September of 2019. He has a specific focus through his grant-funded position: reporting on water and water resources in northern Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Through his on air and online reporting, Ben explores water as a necessity for life and as an identity for the region.
Prior to joining the WXPR team, Ben spent more than seven years serving in several roles at WJFW-TV in Rhinelander.
Originally from Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, Ben is a graduate of UW-Madison. He lives in Rhinelander with his fiancee, Erika. Outside of work, Ben is an avid Brewers and Badgers fan. He enjoys doing outdoor projects, running, and competing in triathlons. Ben is also a WIAA basketball official and calls play-by-play for Rhinelander Hodags sports.